As Halloween approaches, the question of what to be looms larger with each passing day. You’ve got your also-ran ideas (zombie, ghost, witch). You’ve also got your pop culture references a la Miley Cyrus on a wrecking ball, Pharell’s hat, that Steve guy from Minecraft, a Ninja Turtle and anything and everything from Frozen.
But this Halloween, why not dedicate your costume to something you love? Why not dress as a baja-style taco from Fuzzy’s Taco Shop?
Sound too easy?
People get so carried away and overly clever with their Halloween costumes nowadays that you’re sure to be the hit of the party as the guy or girl who takes their cues from their stomach and not some website. Besides, we did say baja-style taco—there’s a serious difference.
And in order to truly enjoy a Fuzzy’s Taco Shop taco, you have to become one with said taco. Now’s your chance.
Here’s what you need:
- Cheap foam mattress cover
- Colored shirt and pants (brown for beef or pork, beige for chicken, etc.)
- Green, yellow, and red construction paper or cloth scraps
- Glue, safety pins or straight pins
- Free time
Step 1: Cut the corners off of the foam pad so it resembles a tortilla waiting to be folded in half for the base of the taco.
Step 2: Depending on what type of tortilla (flour or corn) you want to have, paint the pad accordingly.
Step 3: Glue or pin pieces of colored construction paper or cloth scraps on your meat-colored clothing to represent Fuzzy’s Taco Shop’s choice of toppings: green for cilantro/lettuce, yellow for shredded cheese, etc. Get creative here by cutting out different topping shapes. What kind of taco would you be? What would your veggie toppings be?
Step 4: Glue or pin crumpled balls of red construction paper to clothing to represent tomatoes (unless you’re a tomato-free kind of guy/girl).
Step 5: Glue or pin pieces of cotton on to add some touches of feta cheese. Color some of the cotton green for a nice guacamole accent.
Step 6: Make sure to measure properly when cutting the armholes of your taco, otherwise you’ll be a one-armed taco (not that there’s anything wrong with that).
Step 7: Wrap your “shell” around you, inserting your arms into your precisely cut openings, and hit the pavement.
Optional: Pick up some Fuzzy’s Butt Burnin’ Hot Sauce from your nearest Fuzzy’s Taco Shop and just carry it around all night. Asking people if they’d like some would be great for laughs, and hey, you never know when you might need it.
Remember, be safe out there. Go get ’em, taco!